World's First Website

There have been a lot of talks about discoveries and inventions all around the globe. Here's another one, and that's going to be a real interesting topic for sure. Yes... World's First Website! I am sure everybody who are
reading this has one or more Facebook profile(s), Twitter accounts, blogs etc. I can hardly find anyone who has not heard of Google, Yahoo, Bing, AOL etc. Have you ever spared a thought on World's first website or have you ever visited it? Well the history's recalled here...

It wasn't until the year 1989 that the main idea of World Wide Web (WWW) was proposed by Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, also known as "TimBL" - a British computer scientist, MIT professor. Tim Berners-Lee proposed it to persuade CERN - (the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is considered as the world's largest particle physics laboratory) - that a global hypertext system would be in the organization's best interest. One most interesting
fact about WWW is that professor TimBL never mentioned the phrase World Wide Web in his proposal. He had mentioned the term "Mesh" instead, but the term WWW happened to coin as he was working on preparing the code in the year 1990 - much like an accident!

The year 1990 created a buzz all across the globe through media through bringing in a world wide revolution. Professor Tim Berners-Lee finished off his codding for WWW in the year 1990, on the basis of his proposal. Alongside he also set the standard for HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language - not a programing language), HTTP (The Hypertext Transfer Protocol - an application protocol for collaborative and hypermedia information systems, and is considered as the base of WWW.), URL (Uniform Resource Locator, which is a specific character string acting as a unique reference to a resource on the Internet.)

AND... in the year 1991 the world's first website ever had been created and the URL was http://info.cern.ch. The world's first textual content on the first website encompassed explanation of the World Wide Web (WWW).

A bit about professor Berners-Lee

Currently Sir Berners-Lee acts as the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C - www.w3c.org) - an global community that develops open standards to ensure a steady and healthy growth of the Web. Professor Berners-Lee is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He also holds the position of the director of The Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and
a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

In the year 2004 Queen Elizabeth II had honored him with the title "KNIGHT" for his unparalleled contribution. Sir Berners-Lee had been elected as a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences, based in Washington, D.C in the year 2009.

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"Discovery Discovered" wishes you a Merry Christmas. May you and your loved ones be showered by happiness, peace and fun in the New Year to come. Let me also wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. I am really honored to have such nice readers like you. I wish all the teachers, students and parents to great time ahead! Thank you...

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Here’s something that I have been thinking for long! I am not too sure if I believe in ghost. But I believe in energy and if I believe that energy cannot be created, nor destroyed; it can only be transformed, then I think I should believe in something that exist after my death, as my energy would be transformed into…

There are many organizations and groups carrying amateur research on ghosts. They believe in the presence of Ghost, in act. But for people like you and me – I mean people those who are a bit more inclined towards the modern science – the evidence for the presence of ghosts is a bit confusing. Despite years of experimentation by ghosts hunters, we do not have any solid proof of the presence of ghostly energy yet still. Most scientifically inclined believers of ghosts believe that the proof of the existence of ghosts has been well supported by Einstein’s theory in Modern physics! Many ghost hunters believe that Albert Einstein – one of the great scientists of all time had laid the logical base for the presence of ghostly energy.

Very recently a Google search exhibited around 8 million results on its Search Engine Result Pages (SERP) suggesting the link between the presence of ghost and Einstein’s research work that covers the “Conservation of Energy” that concludes “energy can neither be created, nor be destroyed; it can only be transformed.” Many leading ghost researchers have repeatedly mentioned Einstein’s theory on “Conservation of Energy”. For instance, in his book - "Ghosthunters" (2007, New Page Books), John Kachuba mentioned, "Einstein proved that all the energy of the universe is constant and that it can neither be created nor destroyed. ... So what happens to that energy when we die? If it cannot be destroyed, it must then, according to Dr. Einstein, be transformed into another form of energy. What is that new energy? ... Could we call that new creation a ghost?"

Another renowned group called Tri County Paranormal states, "Albert Einstein said that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change from one form to another. When we are alive, we have electrical energy in our bodies. ... What happens to the electricity that was in our body, causing our heart to beat and making our breathing possible? There is no easy answer to that."

The truth unleashed here!

Yes… Energy is neither created… nor destroyed; it can only be transformed. When I shall die my energy (which is too negligible as compared to the overall energy of the environment) goes out to the environment. Should I be buried or burnt my energy would be transformed into heat or light. If I die amidst the wood, and if there wouldn’t be anyone of bury me or burn me, I will be eaten by the wild, may be the maggots, or worms and bacteria for sure. My energy will be transferred to them, very much like when we eat veggies. The energy stored into the cabbage or carrots are transferred in you, when you eat it. When we eat meat, the food is metabolized as it gets digested. The Chemical reaction that happens within us releases energy which we use for our living.

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The credit of this image goes to Google Map. A network of a strange tangles of while mysterious lines have been discovered in China's Desert. New satellite photos have appeared in the Google map, showing unidentified linear structures in the middle of the China’s desert. What are these lines? The news has created a sensational buzz across the web. Big brains are wondering who would have made them and why have these tangles of white lines been made! Are they some gigantic structures that China has been building in the middle of the desert? The location is in Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, north of the Shule River that crosses the Tibetan Plateau to the west into the Kumtag Desert. The total coverage area of white lines stretches approximately one mile long and over 3,000 feet in width.

Seemingly made of huge metallic stripes, this could be the dust that has been dug by machinery. The tracks are neatly executed, and they seem to be designed to be seen from the orbit. While examining this mysterious lines ni the desert of China a few things have been cleared off. Firstly, the image doesn’t represent any “structure”. The photographed lines are flat as if they are roadways entangled with each other. The lines may appear as if they are formed by sand blown over them in places, which suggests that they have indeed smooth surface, most likely that they are low to the ground.

Similar lines had been discovered called “Nazca Lines”, in the Atacama desert of Peru. The fact that the lines are visible only from a great height, doesn’t mean that they were created to be seen from the orbit.

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A Four-eared small Dog has been discovered in China, a land that is blessed with waves of unusuals.

The news of this amazing discovery o the four-eared small Dog has created a buzz across the world wide web, thereafter sparking debates all around the Internet. While some consider it as matted fur built up, some are taking it as tangled coat made by the owner. Many other obviously have used their scientific brains, saying if we can have 6 fingers, it is also possible to have animals with extra organs, which can make a pooch like Shun Shun a dog of news.

The owner, Peng Qiang, from Wulumuqi, Xinjiang province, said the dog was taken from one of his friends, around a year ago. Peng explained: "Originally we didn't spot any difference until six months ago when he started to grow another pair of ears behind the original ears."

Pang says that his family did not spare any attention on this during her early age, but with the passage of time the extra pair of ears started growing longer right behind the original ones. The extra ears are around 10cm in length.

Shun Shun s a beloved member of the family. His favorite foods are tomatoes and watermelon.

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25,000 years old oblong pendant with perforation at on end
One more news of interesting discovery... 25,000-year-old Pendant discovered and excavated safely in Basque region of Northern Spain.

Yes... once more! A group of archaeologists from the Sociedad Aranzadi in the Irikaitz dig near the town of Zestoa in Gipuzkoa, Basque region of Northern Spain has discovered a pendant which is supposed to be around 25,000 years old. Alvaro Arrizabalaga, who had been directing the excavation stated that the pendant was even older than all the other articles discovered so far in the Praileaitz cave, estimating to be around 15,000 years old.

This 25,000 years old pendant, which was oval and elongated shaped and around 4 inches long was discovered perforated at an end and was probably wore by the person round his/her neck, hung from a cord. The director of the excavation, Arrizabalaga also said that the other end of the stone pendant was used as a tool to retouch the edges of weapons such as arrows, scrapers etc. Interestingly there were around "some 20 pieces from this same epoch" that were discovered on the Iberian peninsula till date - all been discovered in caves.

Director Arrizabalaga said, "the piece is very well preserved and we've been lucky to be able to remove it without damaging it in any way." According to him the 25,000 years old stone pendant did not need any more restoration, and after the experts' study no the article would be over it would included in the collection of "Cromagnon discoveries" found at the site. Finally the pendant would be kept in a public museum.

The Irikaitz dig near the town of Zestoa in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, where this team of hugely experienced archaeologists started working in the year 1998, is known for being the site of discoveries of things up to around 250,000 years old, a timeline when the forerunner of Homo sapiens (us) had been into existence. "Twenty-five thousand years ago, human beings of our species (Homo sapiens) had come to this place that functioned as a hunting place for wandering groups... they moved eight times per year to zones where there were specific types of resources" stated the dig leader Alvaro Arrizabalaga.

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On 2000 May 10, an asteroid -


, which is almost of the size of New Jersey has been discovered. What's most interesting about it is that this asteroid has a very unusual shaped 0- the shape of a dog bone. It orbits the Sun between the planets Mars and Jupiter. 216 Kleopatra - the dog bone shaped asteroid had been mapped with Earth-based radar, reflects back the radio waves so well that astronomers could assume that it is composed mostly of metals such as nickel and iron. The unusual dog bone shape and the unique composition of 216 Kleopatra could have been resulted from the central regions of a tremendous collision between larger asteroids billions of years ago. Kleopatra - the dog bone shaped asteroid, according to the astronomers is not completely solid. The surface is made of loosely consolidated rubble, although its core may contain large solid-metal lodes.

Good news is that the Astronomers said that 216 Kleopatra will never collide with the Earth, rather it may serve as one of the most important sources of raw building materials - may be sometimes in the future.

Note: Credits for the images go to Stephen Ostro et al. (JPL), Arecibo Radio Telescope, NSF, NASA 

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Running with time

I do not think I can ever run out of things to do. Assignments are getting piled up one over the other. Well... this sounds good 'coz my brain is never empty to think about unimportant, valueless stuff, but works sometimes eat away my life, on the other level! So buddies, I may get into hibernation for the next few days. Stay tuned... will come up again with something really interesting!

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Howdy buddies? Today's April 1, and I promise to make no joke here. I intended to flash this news on the 1st day of April, 2011, about the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. No prank... be serious... my heartfelt good luck to all of you!

So here's again the great opportunity to proof your worth! Yess... the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is coming up on April 15, 2011. This is the premier national science competition for students between grades 5 to 8. The Scientist Challenge competition has been designed to encourage young intellectuals to explore science and innovation amongst the youth of America. This in turn will help promote the importance of science communication.

Here's just a brief and rapid eyewash on the history of Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

During 1999, Discovery Communications had launched a competition to nourish the next generation scientists of America. Most interestingly Discovery Communications had selected this age group (standard 5-8), because at this age the interest in science and scientific activities start diminishing.


In the year 2008 3M got hooked up with Discovery Education with a common cause of nurturing the nex-gen US scientists. They jointly introduced an innovative and interactive science program for the middle school students of America. Since then over the tenure of the last decade, more than 600,000 middle school students have been nominated to participate in the Scientist Challenge competition. Winners have been given opportunities to speak before the members of Congress. this is not the end of the story...
The winners have gone to work with the top scientists of America and pursue their academic careers in the field of sciences.

So get yourself groomed up, and be at it! Let the scientist within you come out to work for a better future for the world!

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How Hot is Mercury?

Back in December 2008, I had made a post about how cold is Pluto here on this blog! I get hits to this post still today, which made me wonder how intensely people are interested to know about the other planets. Well... I am of no exception! My post on how cold is pluto has been a big hit on this blog. Seeing this I started to make a bit of research work across the web and a few other sources like magazines, books and encyclopedias etc. to know more about Mercury. Here's now how hot is murcury :) Read on...

Being a planet closest to the sun, Murcury is known to be the hotest of all planets in the solar system... known fact! But how hot is it? Incredibly hot? Blisteringly hot? Blazingly hot? Or is it even more than what you can think of? Adjectives do not always work well while explaining certain things!

Bare Fats About Mercury

Mercury is lack in significant atmosphere, which acts as the blanket on a planet. Since in case of Mercury the atmosphere is abent, it receives the full heat generated by the sun. I used to think that the planet Mercury is hot in totality, which after coming across certain documentations of researchers, has proved to be a wrong notion.

Researchers say, only the side of the planet Mercury that faces the Sun is hot. The opposite side, facing off the Sun, is almost as cold as space itself.

Like our planet - Earth, Mercury rotates. The face of Mercury facing the sun is always changing and it takes over 58 days to complete a single day. So the temperature changes according to planet's portion facing the sun. Researchers have discovered that every single part on Mercury receives 6.5 times as much sunlight as the same spot on the Earth.

At the hottest point of Mercury, temperature may rise as high as 700 Kelvin (430 °C) for the regions directly facing the Sun, while its opposite side can get down to 110 Kelvin (-163 °C). The absolute coldest regions of Mercury are the darker regions of the planet’s polar craters. These are parts of this planet that that never face sun, and the planet's surface temperature gets as low as 90 Kelvin (-183 °C).

Hence, the average temperature of this planet is around 452 Kelvin (179 °C).

Quite interestingly, the planetary scientists are hoping to find evidence of water ice in these shadowed craters of the planet. They hope that if water at all exist on mercury it might have been existed on Mercury for millions of years, because these parts are protected from the blazing Sun.

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The lowest point of the Earth discovered - the shore of Dead Sea.

With about 9 times more saline than any other oceans on this planet, Dead sea has been aptly name, as no life has been able to survive there, except of a few - too few hardy bacteria. Dead Sea has been considered to be one of the most extreme habitat on this planet. While on a project to discover life under Dead Sea, a researcher Dr. Joseph Lati said,"No one can answer for sure what the response of nature to the mixing will be." He added, "We have to go very carefully with this project until we know more about the biological and chemical effects. There might be micro-impacts that we don't know about until they hit us."

Howbeit, this was just a bit about the mystic Dead Sea. This post is all about probably one of the most interesting discoveries ever! Yes... The lowest point of our Earth. The shore of the Dead Sea has been scientifically determined to be around 1,400 feet (nearly 420 meters) below sea level, which marks it as the planet's lowest point on land.

Documentations have been brought forth with the evidence that the lowest point of the Earth on land is the Dead Sea that borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. The Dead Sea is sitting above the Dead Sea Rift, which is a tectonic fault line between the Arabian and the African plates. The occasional movement of these plates causes the Dead Sea dip down nearly 1 meter down each year. Historians have researched out that the Dead Sea used to be linked to the Mediterranean Sea in the past. Over a geologic time scale, the Dead Sea got de-linked from the Mediterranean Sea, gradually got evaporated, which concentrated the salt in the water. The Result is... today Dead Sea is 30 to 31 percent mineral salts.

On the other hand, if we delve deeper into the lowest point issue, we will come up with a different conclusion altogether. Lowest point on the crust of the Earth has been discovered to be the Mariana’s Trench in the North Pacific Ocean. The Mariana’s Trench that is considered as the lowest point of the crust of our planet is around 11 kilometers deep. Like the other deep extremes of the Earth, the Mariana’s Trench also is the consequence of Pacific tectonic plate's subduction beneath the Philippine plate. By this I mean that the Pacific Plate is slowly sliding underneath the Philippine plate, and it causes the Mariana’s Trench shrink down, because the particular point where the Philippine plate overlaps is the Mariana’s Trench.

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In the year 2010, a group of researchers has got the first rare glimpse of of a marine life in the North Atlantic. They have used a high-tech robotic camera to discover this marine life that, they claim, could give a more in depth clue about the ecosystem of the under-sea world and the climate thereby some 1,000 years back. The submersible robot camera had been operated by the crew aboard the Canadian Coast Guard ship Hudson. This hi-tech underwater, robotic camera enabled the crew to reach around 500 meters deeper than they had reached ever before.

The submersible robotic camera sent deep under the see by the scientists returned back amazing images of tulip-shaped sponges, brightly colored corals, delicate pink stars and feathery organisms. This never-seen-before amazing organism were found scoured the bed of the ocean at a depth of around 9,800 feet [3,000 meters] off the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland.

A group of researchers from three Canadian universities and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography had worked on this for 20 days to study 11 zones under the protection of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization. Exploring these zones was very important as there were "trees of the ocean," said Ellen Kenchington (one of the lead scientists in the expedition), research scientist with the Fisheries Department of Canada. Kenchington told CNN affiliate CTV from her office at the institute as pictures from the robot streamed on her computer, "It's been really spectacular. It's really changing our perception of the diversity that's out there. ... We're seeing new species in deeper waters." She also told the Montreal Gazette that the scientists could look at the coral's chemical composition, which helped them determining the temperature of the water and other relevant data from 1,000 years ago. she said, "That's how we are able to say if there is warming or a change in climate direction. In order to understand the present, we need to put it into context."

The finds were really interesting! The corals have been a highly successful life form for 250 million years. They are very tiny animals and polyps, which are genetically identical individuals. Interestingly, they can eat - kill plankton for food and also defend themselves. In the living process they use to secrete calcium carbonate, which becomes the basis for an external skeleton on which they sit. These hard calcified skeletal bodies can grow enormously big over long span of time to form coral reefs. T, which are amongst the very important part of the ecosystems and can provide shelter to over 4,000 species marine lives, including fishes.

According to the lead researcher Ellen Kenchington, the research would be helpful to "evaluate areas that are still too deep for current fishing technologies but could be accessible in years to come. This will enable us to give advice in the future about what types of organisms are in these areas before they're fished."

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This post is again about certain facts about the Greek philosopher socrates. Consider this post as a continuation of the information about Socrates. Socrates is the central theme of this post. Very little has been known to us about this great philosopher, but here's something that I could discover from various sources about him. I am not very sure how far some of this information are genuine... but it's really interesting! Most information about Socrates has been discovered from the documents of derived largely from Plato and Xenophon (430 – 354 BC). Xenophon was an ancient Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He was the son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens. He is also known as Xenophon of Athens.

Facts about Socrates that have been discovered are as follows:

Socrates was actually a stone cutter by profession, although there is very little evidence about it. Historians are not sure enough as to how much he used to earn from his profession to make a living.

However, when he was a hoplite in the Athenian military, he owned a suit of armor, which is a good prove that he was not too poor. So, fact remains that he did have at least that volume of money that he required to get an expensive suit as that.

Socrates' mother was a midwife. She was quite knowledgeable about pregnancy and childbirth, and helped in deliveries of babies.

Socrates was married with three sons. All through his life Socrates claimed that he could hear voices, which he interpreted as signals from the heaven - Gods.

Documentations show that Socrates had spent his adult life in the agora (or the marketplace). He used to converse about the ethical issues there. He had a strong inclination towards exposing ignorance, hypocrisy, and conceit among the people of Athens.

Socrates was disliked by many people that his place during his time, he had developed stong follower base. Some of his famous followers are Plato, Euclid, Alcibiades, and a lot more. His noble thoughts could influence the lives many people like these.

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Hello friends... have you ever thought of what your nails made of? I am sure most of you have not yet :). I am sure that you don't even care to think of your nails until mommy says you should now trim them. Nail care is important... many people, like me, cut nails with teeth... that's not done! Well you know this, but what you do not know about nails is that what you nails are made of. Have you spared a thought over this?

Nails are made of KERATIN (Pronounciation: kair-uh-tin), which is a protein made by the nail cells. Keratin is the same thing that your hairs are made of, and even the top layer of your skin is made of. Note that you had nails in your fingers and toes even before you were born. You must have noticed that your finger and toe nails begins to grow at the starting point of the U-shaped cuticle (a point where your nail meets your skin) of your fingers. Well there are a lot more going on beneath it. Remember you have nail root in each of your finger - hidden under the cuticle, and the nails start to grow from the root. Cuticles have significant role to play here. It help to protect the new nail as it outgrows from the root of your nail.When the cells at the root of your nails grow old, the new nail cells push the old nail cells out. This old nail cells come out of the cuticles of your fingers, and finally get flattened and hardened. The new born nails then slide along the nail bed, which is a flat protective surface present just under each of your nails. The nail bed actually sits right on top of the tiny blood vessels, which give nutrition to it. This is why your nails appear pink in color.

Interesting fact about your nail:
Your fingernails grow slowly. The nails of your fingers grow about one tenth of an inch (2.5 millimeters) each month. At that rate it normally takes around 3 to 6 months to completely replace an old nail.

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A story of Socrates discovered!

I am not really sure how far is it true, but its a story that gives a very practical and precious lesson of life! This post is all about the great classical Greek philosopher - Socrates, who was considered as one of the leading founders of Western philosophy. His thoughts and philosophy greatly inspired Plato, who was his student. Philosophy of Socrates had been real inspiration for generations following Plato's time. For instance Aristotle - the student of Plato was also highly influenced by the thoughts of Socrates.

Here's a story of Socrates that I just discovered...

A young lad once asked Socrates about the secrets of his success story. Socrates asked the guy to see him near the river the next morning told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. The guy came, hoping to be able to know about the secrets of Socrates' success. Socrates asked the boy to walk with him into the water river until the water got up to his chin. Surprisingly Socrates swiftly ducked the boy into the water and held him pressed tight under the water, although the boy struggled hard to get out. Socrates was stronger than the boy and could kept him under the water until he started to turn blue due to breathlessness. After a few moments he let the boy come up of the water ans asked him, what did he desired the most under the water. The boy was almost gasping due to the want of oxygen and replied him that he wanted a little air to breath.

Socrates said that, it was what the success is all about! He said that until you want the "success" as badly as you wanted the air under the water, then will never achieve it. There is no other secret to the success, according the great philosopher - Socrates.

Here's a few quotes of Socrates that I discovered this morning. Read on...

"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."

"Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance", from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

"There's only one good, KNOWLEDGE, and bad IGNORANCE ", from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

"Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the Gods", from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

"Do not do to others what angers you, if done to you by others."

"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it."

"Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat"

"Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults"

"The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows", In Plato, Dialogues, Apology

"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."

"It is not living that matters, but living rightly."

"Let him that would move the world, first move himself."

"I pray thee, O God that I may be beautiful within"

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Did you know that the brain of scientist Albert Einstein had been pickled in a Jar for 43 Years and driven across the nation in a Trunk of a Buick?

Yes, its a fact!

After the death of Albert Einstein in the year 1955, his brain was removed without seeking any permission from his family. His brain was removed by Thomas Stoltz Harvey, who was a pathologist at the Princeton Hospital. It was this man - Thomas Stoltz Harvey, who conducted the autopsy. Harvey took the Einstein's brain home and stored it in a jar. He was later fired out of his job for refusing to relinquish Einstein's brain.

Years later, Thomas Stoltz Harvey was permitted by Hans Albert to carry out a detailed study on Einstein’s brain. Harvey sent out slices of the brain of to researchers and scientists across the globe. One of these scientists was Marian Diamond of UC Berkeley. Diamond, on a study with Einstein's brain discovered that Einstein had much more amount of glial cells in the region of the brain compared to a normal person. The Glial cell are responsible for synthesizing information.

In another study on Einstein's brain conducted by Sandra Witelson of McMaster University, she discovered that his brain lacked a particular "wrinkle" called the Sylvian fissure. Witelson speculated that this unusual anatomy allowed neurons in Einstein’s brain to communicate better with each other. Other studies had suggested that Einstein’s brain was much denser, and that the inferior parietal lobe, which is often associated with mathematical ability, was larger than brains of a general person.

The saga of Einstein's brain can be quite strange at times: in the early 1990s, Harvey went with freelance writer Michael Paterniti on a cross-country trip to California to meet Einstein’s grand daughter. They drove off from New Jersey in Harvey’s Buick Skylark with Einstein’s brain in a jar in the trunk! Paterniti later wrote his experience in the book "Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain"

In 1998, the 85-year-old Harvey delivered Einstein’s brain to Dr. Elliot Krauss, the staff pathologist at Princeton University. Harvey said, that after safeguarding the Einstein's brain for decades "like a holy relic" he handed it over to the pathology department at the nearby University Medical Center at Princeton. It was this the university and town where this enigmatic genius, Mr. Albert Einstein had spent his last twenty years.

At the age of 85 years Harvey said slowly, "eventually, you get tired of the responsibility of having it. … I did about a year ago. I turned the whole thing over last year [in 1998]."

Guys... more to come here about Einstein. Keep dropping by my blog to find what's new up next!... Till then great time ahead!

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Linhenykus Dinosaur Probably used its long digit to dig termite mounds... guessed the researchers
Here's again a great news for discovery. This post is about the discovery of a dinosaur - a parrot-sized single fingered dinosaur that has been been announced by the scientists just yesterday - Jan 24, 2011. The scientists have discovered a parrot-size dinosaur with just one enlarged "digging" finger on each hand. Fossil remains of this strange dinosaur have been unearthed in Northeastern China, Linhenykus monodactylus that is a member of the theropod dinosaurs, which is a group of two-legged carnivores that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor.

Although most theropods had three fingers on each hand, but Linhenykus monodactylus happened to fall under a family that is known as "alvarezsauroids" - small, long-legged dinosaurs with one big finger alongside two almost non-functional nub fingers. The study leader Xu Xing of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing said, "some researchers speculate that these dinosaurs used their hands to dig termite nests." He said, "this was probably the case for Linhenykus as well"

According to Xu Xing, the hand of Linhenykus had a leftover bone for a second finger, but the nub of a digit would not have been functional, which makes Linhenykus the only known one-fingered dinosaur. According to the researchers the other dinosaurs in the same group probably didn't make much use of their functional nub fingers. According to them "the extra fingers would have been biologically inexpensive to maintain, so they didn't totally disappear." On the other hand, "the Linhenykus had no working vestigial nubs, and its one long finger wasn't as specialized for digging as the digits of other alvarezsauroids. This demonstrates that hand evolution in this group "did not follow a simple linear trend," the study authors write.

NOTE: Illustrator Julius T. Csotonyi rendered the one-fingered, short-armed new dinosaur Linhenykus monodactylus, shown in the picture

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